How Does Testosterone Affect A Man’s Emotional State?
Alodok, I read an article on HealthReplies.com which states that testosterone levels can affect emotionally in men. What are the details? Does one with a lot of testosterone look more “dominant” and male and a little more “cowardly”? thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. It is not unusual, especially in the medical world, that in the human body, physical and mental matters are one and cannot be separated. And this applies to various things, one of which is hormones. The testosterone you mentioned is a type of hormone that is synonymous with men. In women, this hormone is also present, but in much less.
Normally in men, testosterone levels range from 270-1070 ng / dL (nanograms per deciliter) with an average of 679 ng / dL. This hormone is useful in determining male libido, muscle mass formation, energy level endurance, the growth of fine hairs on the body and face, and the formation of a heavier voice.
From a psychological point of view, low testosterone levels will have an impact on the man to feel more depression, feelings of sadness, decreased self-confidence, lack of motivation, problems with memory and concentration. Conversely, excessive testosterone levels will make a man more aggressive, have excessive sexual urges, tend to commit violence, criminal acts and other dangerous behavior.
So that regarding your question, it can actually be said so. But to mention that someone has a low testosterone level simply because of what you think is less male, or vice versa, hoping to change someone's behavior by lowering their testosterone levels simplifies this too much. There are many factors in human life that determine a person's psychological condition. For example, someone who is afraid to board a plane, is afraid to speak in public, may have normal testosterone levels or even tend to be high, but that fear comes from bad experiences in youth, or a subconscious reflection of other things that made an impression on his childhood.
The point is what we want to say, someone with excess testosterone levels can indeed cause them to be more aggressive and vice versa for those with low testosterone levels, but testosterone levels are not the only determinant of a person's attitude and character. So, hopefully it answers your question.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa